So #1 son has really been pushing the buttons lately. But, you know, I’m the mom and I make all the rules and I (almost) always win.
So last Wednesday #1 goes out to play with his friend. He let his friend take #2’s bike. He got grounded. He said, “I told him not to take it.”
Moi replies, “Well now you can tell him thanks to him, you’re grounded. Deal with it.”
#1 had a bad attitude–like that’s a surprise? :crazy: He was not happy. Then about 8:30 #1 and #2 went out to play basketball. There was (apparently) a scuffle and words were exchanged. I”m laying in bed reading when #2 comes running in with his gameboy and says “I want to be in here with you.”
This is his 10 YO way of saying, Protect me, Mom. :hideme:
Warning bells go off……2 minutes later #1 comes hobbling in, snipping at his (younger/smaller) brother who pushed him down and hurt his poor wittew knee. I know I sound mean but this is the kid who wants to play football next year. Time to toughen up kid; learn to take your hits already!
The snipping doesn’t end. I send #1 to the shower and #2 to bed.
Down the hall they go and another shouting match ensues. #1 calls #2 a fag. This is NOT acceptable. :hushup:
When #1 gets out of the shower he notes the lack of cable television in his room :yell: <--#1 when he finds out he's lost his TV until he returns from his dad's house on Sunday night. :wtf: <-- Both the boys when they find out their two favorite shows are now off limits, like forever. Period. Do not argue with me, do not kick the :meow:. Fast forward to Tuesday night. The boys ticked me off; I sent them to their rooms. Then went to work on the parental controls on the cable boxes :flirt: , then went back to bed and my book. Not fifteen minutes later, I hear rumblings. #1 is in #2's room wigging out. #2 starts to wig. The whispers get louder. I hear things like Ring2, Law and Order and Protest. I hide my face behind my book and laugh to myself cuz I know what's coming. Sure enough they appear in my room #1 leading the way. "I CAN'T WATCH LAW AND ORDER!!!!!!!!!" :yell: Moi, "I can unlock LAO for you." #2 "I PROTEST! I CAN WATCH THE RING 2, AND WHITE NOISE BUT I CAN'T WATCH ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13? WHAT IS THAT?" Moi, "No you can't watch The Ring 2 or White Noise but I'll unlock Assault on Precinct 13 for you." #2 again, "I Protest." Moi, "Tough." :lighterup: